STIMULANTS

STIMULANTS Amphetamines Commonly called “speed” or “uppers,” amphetamines arouse the central nervous system, increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. They were originally introduced as prescription drugs to combat health problems like obesity and narcolepsy, but now most amphetamines are produced and sold illegally. Like other stimulants, amphetamines increase alertness and attention, decrease appetite, […]

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MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA Is smoking pot more dangerous than smoking cigarettes? The answer to this question depends on the amount of each substance used. It’s also hard to give a straight answer because marijuana contains varying amounts of THC – anywhere from 1% to 8%. When used in equal amounts, marijuana seems to be more harmful than […]

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Cigars and Smokeless Tobacco

Cigars Cigars aren’t as unhealthy as cigarettes, right? Because smoke from cigars and cigarettes contains the same harmful toxins and carcinogens, the differences in health risks are related to the differences in daily use and level of inhalation. Although cigars are generally bigger than cigarettes, containing more tobacco, the majority of cigar smokers only smoke […]

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Mesothelioma – A Type Of Cancer

Mesothelioma – a type of cancer Mesothelioma is a type of cancer affecting the mesothelial cells lining the chest and abdomen. Mesothelioma is a rare, although it seems to be on the rise. Approximately 2000-3000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed every year in the U.S. alone. Symptoms for both types of mesothelioma are not […]

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Lung cancer

Lung cancer Lung cancer is a chronic disease which affects millions of people globally every year. It is known to be the most common type of cancer. It leads the cancers causing maximum deaths annually. The basic cause of lung cancer is the tobacco chewing and smoking. It is more common in males after 40 […]

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a disease caused by multiple factors in males. It may arise from constant use of various drugs, old age, and infection by bacteria, post urinary tract infection, genetic history and miscellaneous causes. It can produce numerous effects in the daily routine of the patient and can even produce […]

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Asthma

Asthma Asthma is sudden inflammation of the air passages of the lungs. It arises on account of exposure to the allergens in the body. It is a form of hypersensitive reaction. The air passages respond to the allergens entering the respiratory pathway and start secreting excessive amounts of mucus. This mucous will obstruct the passage […]

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Polycystic Ovarian Disease

Polycystic Ovarian Disease PCOD is a disease in which ovaries develop multiple, small vesicle like cysts on account of disturbed hormonal balance in the body. There are a few symptoms of this disease but the ailment is serious enough and must not be neglected. The patient and physician must be very careful while handling polycystic […]

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